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Marine Weather and Tides
Panama City Beach, FL

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Sunrise 6:02AMSunset 7:18PM Wednesday April 25, 2018 12:51 PM CDT (17:51 UTC) Moonrise 3:11PMMoonset 3:33AM Illumination 79% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 10 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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GMZ750 Apalachee Bay Or Coastal Waters From Keaton Beach To Ochlockonee River Fl Out To 20 Nm- Coastal Waters From Mexico Beach To Okaloosa Walton County Line Fl Out 20 Nm- Coastal Waters From Mexico Beach To Apalachicola Fl Out 20 Nm- Coastal Waters From Ochlockonee River To Apalachicola Fl Out To 20 Nm- Coastal Waters From Suwannee River To Keaton Beach Fl Out 20 Nm- Waters From Mexico Beach To Okaloosa Walton County Line Fl From 20 To 60 Nm- Waters From Apalachicola To Mexico Beach Fl From 20 To 60 Nm- Waters From Suwannee River To Apalachicola Fl From 20 To 60 Nm- 1004 Am Edt Wed Apr 25 2018
Rest of today..West winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.
Tonight..West winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.
Thursday..Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 3 seconds. Protected waters a light to moderate chop. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Thursday night and Friday..West winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of showers and Thunderstorms through Thursday night.
Friday night..Northwest winds 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a moderate chop.
Saturday..Northwest winds 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Protected waters a light chop.
Saturday night..North winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Protected waters a light chop.
Sunday..Northeast winds 10 knots becoming northwest 5 to 10 knots late in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less. Protected waters a light chop.
GMZ700 Synopsis For The Suwannee River To Okaloosa-walton County Line Out To 60 Nm 1004 Am Edt Wed Apr 25 2018
Synopsis.. Winds and seas are forecast to remain just below cautionary levels through the weekend, with a slight chance for showers on Thursday night.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Panama City Beach, FL
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national weather service tallahassee fl
107 pm edt Wed apr 25 2018

Aviation [through 18z Thursday]
Vfr conditions will prevail through the TAF cycle. Northwest
winds will become gusty this afternoon. Winds will drop off
overnight before becoming even gustier on Thursday. Scattered
showers and thunderstorms, some possibly strong will develop in
this northwest flow on Thursday. Most of this activity will hold
off until after this TAF period, but felt it was prudent to
indicate the potential impacts to the dhn and aby terminals as
early as midday tomorrow.

Prev discussion [1002 am edt]
Near term [through today]
An upper level shortwave embedded in a large scale upper trough will
continue to move east of our area into the western atlantic ocean
today. Under this feature, a broad surface low will continue to
drift farther northeast of our area into the mid-atlantic region. In
its wake, dry conditions will prevail under mostly sunny skies
throughout the day along with west-northwesterly winds around 10 mph
or less. High temperatures will be slightly below average for this
time of year, ranging from the mid 70s to lower 80s across our
area.

Short term [tonight through Friday]
A shortwave moving over the central rockies this morning will have
moved quickly into the mississippi valley by tonight, and through
the southeast on Thursday. Models are quick to pull the shortwave
northward up the eastern seaboard, and with the removal of
synoptic forcing it's unlikely that we'll get a great deal of
rain with this system, and confidence in showers even making it
to the eastern half of the tri-state region is low. However,
there's expected to be a brief period late Thursday afternoon
where showers and thunderstorms could bring around a half inch of
rain and possibly a few strong storms along and northwest of a
line from dothan through albany. Marginally steep lapse rates and
about 50 knots or so of deep layer shear would support a damaging
wind potential during this time period. By Thursday evening, the
bulk of the shower activity will have come to an end as the cold
front continues to work through the big bend and south georgia. At
the same time, another shortwave will be diving into the
southeast, though with dry air aloft in the wake of the previous
wave, showers are not expected. That being said, it's still
expected to be cloudy on Friday as low-level moisture is advected
into the region with the secondary wave. Each afternoon will
feature a temperature gradient across the region, with low 80s in
the southeast big bend and low 70s across southeast alabama. This
will be due to the rain on Thursday and the passing upper wave on
Friday. Overnight lows will still generally be in the upper 50s.

Long term [Friday night through Wednesday]
The eastern CONUS trough will lift out of the southeast over the
weekend, with deep layer ridging building in early next week.

Expect a warming trend and no rain through the extended range
forecast period.

Marine
Winds and seas are forecast to remain just below cautionary levels
through the weekend, with a slight chance for showers on Thursday
night.

Fire weather
Although high dispersion values could develop this afternoon and
tomorrow afternoon across northern florida, rh values and wind
speeds are not expected to reach critical thresholds across our
area. As a result, no fire weather concerns are anticipated.

Hydrology
Rainfall amounts with Thursday's system will generally be less
than a half of an inch and remain confined to a small area
northwest of a line from dothan through albany. Thereafter, no
rain is expected through early next week. Thus, flooding is not a
concern at this time.

Spotter information statement
Spotter activation is not requested. However, spotters are always
encouraged to safely report significant weather conditions when they
occur by calling the office or tweeting us @nwstallahassee.

Preliminary point temps pops
Tallahassee 57 80 59 78 55 0 20 10 10 10
panama city 62 75 60 72 58 0 30 10 10 10
dothan 57 73 54 72 53 0 50 10 10 10
albany 57 77 56 75 53 0 60 20 10 10
valdosta 58 81 60 79 55 0 20 20 10 10
cross city 57 81 64 78 58 0 0 20 10 10
apalachicola 63 76 62 74 58 0 10 20 0 10

Tae watches warnings advisories
Fl... High rip current risk through late tonight for coastal bay-
coastal gulf.

Ga... None.

Al... None.

Gm... None.

Near term... Pullin
short term... Lahr
long term... Harrigan
aviation... Wool
marine... Lahr
fire weather... Harrigan
hydrology... Lahr


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
PCBF1 0 mi51 min W 14 G 15 67°F 70°F1015.2 hPa (-1.2)
PACF1 - 8729108 - Panama City, FL 12 mi51 min WSW 11 G 14 69°F 71°F1015.4 hPa (-0.9)
APCF1 - 8728690 - Apalachicola, FL 58 mi51 min WNW 5.1 G 9.9 74°F 71°F1014.8 hPa (-1.0)
APXF1 - Apalachicola Reserve, FL 60 mi66 min WNW 8 73°F 53°F

Wind History for Panama City, FL
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Panama City - Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, FL11 mi58 minNW 1110.00 miPartly Cloudy75°F55°F52%1015.6 hPa
Tyndall Air Force Base, FL18 mi1.9 hrsNW 11 G 1710.00 miFair72°F55°F56%1015.9 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Panama City Beach (outside), St. Andrew Bay, Florida (sub)
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Panama City Beach (outside)
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Wed -- 02:24 AM CDT     0.08 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 03:33 AM CDT     Moonset
Wed -- 06:05 AM CDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 03:11 PM CDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 06:19 PM CDT     1.05 feet High Tide
Wed -- 07:17 PM CDT     Sunset
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Tide / Current Tables for West Bay Creek, West Bay, St. Andrew Bay, Florida
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West Bay Creek
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Wed -- 03:33 AM CDT     Moonset
Wed -- 04:21 AM CDT     0.09 feet Low Tide
Wed -- 06:05 AM CDT     Sunrise
Wed -- 03:11 PM CDT     Moonrise
Wed -- 07:17 PM CDT     Sunset
Wed -- 08:26 PM CDT     1.13 feet High Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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